LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AUCTION HOUSE FIND AND NEW ETSY ITEMS

I have been a busy beaver.
I have made and I am still in the process of making some decorated organza bags.
Here are a few I have assembled so far.
Using vintage scraps from wedding dresses and vintage lace and trims I have embellished these bags.I will be posting these in my etsy shop in next few days. Some ideas I have for these little bags are; gift bags, jewelry holders, altered art, journaling pages, collage projects and more. Fill with what ever goodies you can think of.
I have used these bags several times in some of my art work, see pics below.
I am still in the process of making more bags.
I have been dying some of the bags, a beautiful scarlet red.
A yummy port wine color...
Can't forget the purple.
A spring or Easter yellow.
I visited our local auction house last Saturday. I purchased these two very old sewing machine drawers. I love these drawers and have been waiting for a couple of them to surface and they did, SOLD!!
Here is a holiday item I made using one of the organza bags. This bag is filled with holiday goodies, a toy solider, rusty bells and other goodies.
I used one of these bags for a Halloween swap I was in. I filled the bag with fun spooky items.
This book cover collage has a bag, the bag has a tag, glitter and some buttons. So as you can see you can use these little bags for just about anything.
I will post the dyed bags once dried so you can all see how they turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

7 comments:

Linda said...

These are really charming, Michele...I'm looking forward to seeing what the dyed pieces turn out like!

Ember said...

These little organza bags are neat! I can't wait to see the dyed ones!
I also want to say how sorry I am to read of Peadoodles passing!!

Mina said...

Oh, your bags are simply stunning! I have never seen any so ornate. I will slip over to your etsy shop.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I am tickled pink that you are going to join us in the OZ adventure. I can hardly wait to see what everyone will do to Celebrate OZ. Thanks, see you soon. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Dorthe said...

Thanks for joyning my giveaway,-
I can see you are also in Debbies heart swap-like me :)
----your organza bags, are so sweet I love you coloured some of them.

Something Special said...

I love your organza dyed bags. Very sweet. I also have an affection for old sewing machine drawers too. I use them in my studio as well to hold all my vintage doilies and trims.

Sandi said...

Lovely! Lovely blog...I've followed you over from Bella Creations and happy I did. Looking to follow..